Thursday, October 13, 2011

Want to be a youth citizen journalist?

Fall is upon us! Why not spend your afternoons learning to become a youth citizen journalist?
MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego PublicLibrary, presents Mobile Stories Fall 2011! SIGN UP
by visiting! Mobile Stories is a FREE afterschool program for students that uses the popularity of mobile phone technology to connect local youth (ages 9-14years old) with the extensive resources available at their local libraryin a format that is both current and easily accessible. The libraryrecognizes the ubiquity of cell phone technology, the need forunder-represented teens to express their voices regarding news andevents in their neighborhoods, and Mobile Stories' potential to connect youth and their interests and needs with the information and resourcesof the library. Highlights: * Use iPhone 4s to record news blogging * Audio and music recording * Digital photography * Learn how to be a reporter * Live webcasting * FREE snacks and more! The class schedules at each library will be different. Participatinglibrary branches include: * Logan Heights Library (567 South 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113,619-533-3968) * Central Library (820 E St., San Diego, CA 92101, 619-236-5800) Class Schedules Are As Follows: * The Logan Heights Library will host the workshops each Tuesday,4:30 - 6:30pm from October 10 to December 12. * The Central Library will host the workshops each Wednesday, 3:30- 5:30pm from October 11 to December 13. To learn more or sign up for the program, please visit General program info: (619) 230-1938 x 103 Mobile Stories is made possible with funding by the Library and ServicesTechnology Act which the California State Library (CSL) administers inCalifornia.

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